Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bits and pieces

You know how you have those bits and pieces all over your crafting table? No? Maybe that's just me. I can't bear to throw away bows and die cuts and little fiddly bits that I made but didn't work out. Some of the bits found their way onto this card.

The striped patterned paper is a bit I cut off a Project Life by Stampin Up card, and I just love it! The bow is from a class a few months ago using the Envelope Punch Board.

What can you make from leftover bits on your desk???

Stamps: Four You
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, 2013 In Color DSP stack
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Project Life by Stampin Up, Decorative Dots embossing folder

Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Pumpkin gift box

This adorable little box is part of the July Paper Pumpkin kit! Aren't you sorry you missed it??? The kit has 6 of these boxes, a roll of the white satin ribbon you see here, white baker's twine, 6 card bases and envelopes, two sheets of stickers (the letters "WISH", hearts, and stars), a sheet of silver foil stars, a Blackberry Bliss ink spot, and a 10-piece photopolymer stamp set! Wow!

The kits really are a great value, and right now, new subscribers can get two months at half price by going here and signing up with the code HALFOFF2

Sign up before July 27 and I will send you a FREE gift of Stampin Up dimensionals as a thank you! 

Check out my business Facebook page and see the card project from July's kit, too!

Don't miss another month of fabulous Paper Pumpkin! Local customers who sign up with me as their demonstrator are invited to a FREE monthly Paper Pumpkin Playdate! Long-distance Paper Pumpkin customers will receive an email with pictures and instructions from our bonus projects at the Playdate.

Let me know when you've signed up, and I'll send you the details!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Simple Love

Need a simple wedding or anniversary card??? This was a quick card that still does the job. Gold is "back in," which is great, because if I stick with what I like, eventually "fashion" agrees with me periodically. :-)

The Large Polka Dot embossing folder is becoming a favorite, and of course the Little Letters Thinlits are *awesome*! Add a little gold baker's twine, and the card is ready to go!

Paper: Whisper White, Gold Foil
Accessories: Large Polka Dot emb folder, Little Letters Thinlits, Gold Baker's Twine

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Black and Gold Bravo for CAS299

I'm a little bit addicted to the Clean and Simple sketches! This card features CAS299.  Gold and black make for a dramatic color scheme, and this card gave me a theater sort of feel! What better sentiment than "Bravo" from the new photopolymer set to round it out? This very affordable set ($25.95) contains lots of BIG sentiments that make card design easy. 

I also wanted to use my very favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the catalog, Back to Black! Don't forget that regular DSP is on sale this month, Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Lots of circle punches and dies made this design easy to execute. There will definitely be more cards coming from this sketch!

Stamps: Bravo
Paper: Black, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Circle punches and dies, Gold embossing powder, Chalk Marker

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weekly Deals July 15-22

Large Triangle Punch Item # 133375
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Little Labels Punch Pack Item # 126881
Regular Price: $16.95 Discounted Price: $12.71

Scallop Edge Border Punch Item # 119882
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Mini Metallic Clothespins Item # 133320
Regular Price: $3.95 Discounted Price: $2.96

1" Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Item # 131207
Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46

Gold Baker'S Twine Item # 132975
Regular Price: $3.50 Discounted Price: $2.63

Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download Item # 129601
Regular Price: $9.95 Discounted Price: $5.97

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Sunshine for PPA 211

Yellow is my very very favorite color, so I couldn't resist the color challenge over at Paper Pals Arts, PPA 211. I combined 2 sets for this card--Kinda Eclectic and Ray of Sunshine. The Large Polka Dot folder and a few sequins helped add some texture. Here is the inside:

Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Ray of Sunshine
Paper: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Hello Honey, Night of Navy
Accessories: Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Gold Sequins, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Circles Collection Framelits, Starburst Framelits

Friday, July 11, 2014

Starry celebration

Have you tried the new Stampin' Up! Masks? This card uses the Stars from the Hearts and Stars set. I found a sketch from PTI for July and new the Fabulous Four set was perfect for it!

Stamps: Fabulous Four
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Back to Black DSP
Ink: Memento Black, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Hearts and Stars Masks, Rhinestones, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Project Life Pens, sponge dauber

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Heroes for FTL298

Calling All Heroes--I love this photopolymer set! We have reached a point where (for the first time ever) we have more boys at home than girls, so this set was a must. My boys are sweet and tell me how pretty my cards are, but this one got a "Cool, Mom!" which is a higher endorsement. :-) 

The sketch is FTL298, and I love it! 


Stamps: Calling All Heroes
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Memento Black
Accessories: Rhinestones, Project Life Pens, Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, and Black